Lillian Morris: And Other Stories

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Little, Brown, 1894 - 247 pages
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Page 100 - Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Page 246 - Of the Spaniards it may be said, that in the whole course of their history they have shown a tendency to extremes. Few people have been so merciless in warfare ; none have turned a religion of love into such a gloomy and bloody worship ; finally, no other nation amuses itself by playing with death.
Page 207 - In the carriages are sitting the flower of Madrid society. The dresses are black, there is very black lace on the parasols, on the fans, and on the heads of ladies ; black hair trimmed in forelocks, from under which are glancing eyes, as it were, of the lava of Vesuvius. Mourning colors, importance, and powder are the main traits of that society. The faces of old and of young ladies also are covered with powder, all of them are equally frigid and pale.
Page 220 - His forelegs are a little higher than his hind ones ; this is usual with cattle of mountain origin. In fact, the bulls of the circus are recruited especially from the herds in the Sierra Morena. Their color is for the greater part black, rarely reddish or pied. The hair is short, and glossy as satin ; only the neck is covered somewhat with longer and curly hair. After he has burst into the arena, the bull slackens his pace toward the...
Page 202 - ... and close to the carriages. The police, on white horses and in showy uniforms and three-cornered hats, preserve order. It is Sunday, that is evident, and an afternoon hour ; the toilets are carefully made, the attire is holiday. It is evident also that the crowds are going to some curious spectacle. Unfortunately the throng is not at all manycolored ; no national costumes are...
Page 225 - ... the horse, having his right eye bound with a cloth, shall not push back at the moment of attack. The lance with a short point is lowered in the direction of the bull ; he withdraws still more. It seems to you that he will retreat altogether, and your oppressed bosom begins to breathe with more ease.

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